Weingarten Realty Investors Releases Tax Characteristics Of 2012 Cash Dividends

Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE: WRI) released today the Federal income tax treatment of its 2012 cash distributions to holders of its Common Shares of Beneficial Interest, its depositary shares of 6.75% Series D Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Shares, its depositary shares of 6.95% Series E Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Shares and its depositary shares of 6.50% Series F Cumulative Preferred Shares.
           

Weingarten Realty Investors Common Shares
         

Symbol: WRI
   

CUSIP: 948741103
Ex-Dividend

Date
    Record

Date
    Payable

Date
    Total

Distribution

Per Share
    Ordinary

Dividends
    Total Capital

Gain

Distribution
    Unrecaptured

Sec 1250

Gain (1)
    Return of

Capital

(Nontaxable

Distribution)
03/08/2012     03/12/2012     03/15/2012     $0.29     $0.268985     $0.021015     $0.021015     $0.000000
06/05/2012     06/07/2012     06/15/2012     $0.29     $0.268985     $0.021015     $0.021015     $0.000000
09/04/2012     09/06/2012     09/14/2012     $0.29     $0.268985     $0.021015     $0.021015     $0.000000
12/04/2012     12/06/2012     12/14/2012     $0.29     $0.268985     $0.021015     $0.021015     $0.000000
                                           
            2012 Total     $1.16     $1.075940     $0.084060     $0.084060     $0.000000
       

Weingarten Realty Investors 6.75% Series D Preferred Shares
   

Symbol: WRIPrD
   

CUSIP: 948741509
Ex-Dividend

Date
    Record

Date
    Payable

Date
    Total

Distribution

Per Share
    Ordinary

Dividends
    Total Capital

Gain

Distribution
    Unrecaptured

Sec 1250

Gain (1)
    Return of

Capital

(Nontaxable

Distribution)
03/08/2012     03/12/2012     03/15/2012     $0.421875     $0.391304     $0.030571     $0.030571     $0.000000
06/05/2012     06/07/2012     06/15/2012     $0.421875     $0.391304     $0.030571     $0.030571     $0.000000
09/04/2012     09/06/2012     09/14/2012     $0.421875     $0.391304     $0.030571     $0.030571     $0.000000
12/04/2012     12/06/2012     12/14/2012     $0.421875     $0.391304     $0.030571     $0.030571     $0.000000
                                           
            2012 Total     $1.687500     $1.565216     $0.122284     $0.122284     $0.000000
       

Weingarten Realty Investors 6.95% Series E Preferred Shares
   

Symbol: WRIPrE
   

CUSIP: 948741608
Ex-Dividend

Date
    Record

Date
    Payable

Date
    Total

Distribution

Per Share
    Ordinary

Dividends
    Total Capital

Gain

Distribution
    Unrecaptured

Sec 1250

Gain (1)
    Return of

Capital

(Nontaxable

Distribution)
03/08/2012     03/12/2012     03/15/2012     $0.434375     $0.402898     $0.031477     $0.031477     $0.000000
06/05/2012     06/07/2012     06/15/2012     $0.434375     $0.402898     $0.031477     $0.031477     $0.000000
09/04/2012     09/06/2012     09/14/2012     $0.434375     $0.402898     $0.031477     $0.031477     $0.000000
12/04/2012     12/06/2012     12/14/2012     $0.318500     $0.295420     $0.023080     $0.023080     $0.000000
                                           
            2012 Total     $1.621625     $1.504114     $0.117511     $0.117511     $0.000000
       

Weingarten Realty Investors 6.5% Series F Preferred Shares
   

Symbol: WRIPrF
   

CUSIP: 948741889
Ex-Dividend

Date
    Record

Date
    Payable

Date
    Total

Distribution

Per Share
    Ordinary

Dividends
    Total Capital

Gain

Distribution
    Unrecaptured

Sec 1250

Gain (1)
    Return of

Capital

(Nontaxable

Distribution)
03/08/2012     03/12/2012     03/15/2012     $0.406250     $0.376811     $0.029439     $0.029439     $0.000000
06/05/2012     06/07/2012     06/15/2012     $0.406250     $0.376811     $0.029439     $0.029439     $0.000000
09/04/2012     09/06/2012     09/14/2012     $0.406250     $0.376811     $0.029439     $0.029439     $0.000000
12/04/2012     12/06/2012     12/14/2012     $0.406250     $0.376811     $0.029439     $0.029439     $0.000000
                                           
            2012 Total     $1.62500     $1.507244     $0.117756     $0.117756     $0.000000

(1) Represents additional characterization of, and is a part of, “Total Capital Gain Distribution.”

Shareholders are encouraged to consult with their personal tax advisors as to their specific tax treatment of Weingarten Realty Investors cash distributions. For additional information, contact Weingarten’s Investor Relations Department.

About Weingarten Realty Investors

Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE: WRI) is a shopping center owner, manager and developer. At September 30, 2012, the Company owned or operated under long-term leases, either directly or through its interest in real estate joint ventures or partnerships, a total of 301 developed income-producing properties and 11 properties under various stages of construction and development. The total number of properties includes 295 neighborhood and community shopping centers and 17 other operating properties located in 22 states spanning the country from coast to coast representing approximately 59.8 million square feet. To learn more about the Company’s operations and growth strategies, please visit www.weingarten.com.

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